Considering adoption in Murfreesboro? Adoption attorneys are required for all adoptions— independent or through an agency. If you choose to use only an adoption attorney and not go through an agency, it is considered an independent adoption. Independent adoptions are ideal for birth parents and adoptive parents that have already matched. Going through an adoption agency is best for expectant parents considering adoption or prospective adoptive parents.

Adoptions can be very stressful but having an adoption attorney by your side can help ease some of the stress. They will handle all of the legal matters like filing paperwork, attending consultations and home studies, reviewing legal agreements, and most importantly, finalizing the adoption.

Pros of having an adoption attorney:

  • The adoption process is simplified. Independent adoptions have fewer requirements for the adoptive parents.
  • Independent adoptions are less expensive than going through an adoption agency.
  • If problems arise during the adoption process, your lawyer will represent you in court.
  • There are typically no waiting lists. Some adoption agencies limit the amount of families they work with and create waiting lists. With an adoption attorney, there will be no waiting lists, meaning the process will move faster.

Whether you choose to go through an adoption agency or solely work with an adoption attorney, it is your choice. They each have their own advantages and disadvantages. It really just depends on your situation and how much knowledge you have about the adoption process.

We understand that adoption can be a difficult and emotionally draining process, but it all boils down to doing what is best for the child or children. If you are prospective parents looking to adopt or birth parents trying to find the right family for your child, Murfreesboro Family Law is here to help. At Murfreesboro Family Law, we specialize in adoption, child custody / support, and divorce. For more information, give us a call at (615) 890-3656 or visit our website